From The Narwhal: Carbon Cache Series

This series from The Narwhal takes a look at the role of Canada’s natural landscapes in the fight against climate change.

Read the full series at

Photo Credit: Amber Bracken | The Narwhal


What do wetlands, forests, grasslands, farmlands all have in common? They all have the potential to store tremendous amounts of carbon.


A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2017 found these so-called nature-based climate solutions could provide more than one-third of the emissions reductions needed to stabilize global temperature increases below 2 C by 2030 under the Paris Accord.


For countries with vast landscapes, the idea of these nature-based climate fixes created quite the buzz.


Those findings also thrust Canada — home to 25 per cent of Earth’s wetlands and boreal forests, as well as endangered prairie grasslands and the world’s longest coastline — into playing a vital role in the global fight against climate change.

Read the full series at

Press Forward works to ensure people in Canada have strong independent and community-focused journalism. We unify, elevate and advocate for media organizations in Canada to strengthen innovation, inclusivity and diversity in media across the country.

Join the conversation


Looking for quality, local independent journalism in your inbox? Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive news highlights from our members across Canada, updates on the media landscape and more.

Apply to become a member

Check out our Membership Criteria.

Members have access to exclusive membership events and programming where you can connect with media across Canada and discuss topics like funding, community journalism, and the state of the industry.